Here’s how to check your laptop’s RAM, model number, storage, processor and other key details

Nov 12, 2021

By: Shadab Rabbani

Finding model number, RAM and storage

The key configuration details such as laptop model, Windows, RAM, storage capacity and other software details can be checked by following these steps.

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Windows Run Command

Press the Windows Key. This will open the Start screen. Type in "Run". Choose "Run" from the list of results you will see on the screen.

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System Information

In the Open field, type in "msinfo32" and click "OK". This will open the system information window on the screen.

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Another Method

You can open the system information window directly from the start menu by typing ‘system’ in the search field. Choose ‘system information’ under the ‘programs’.

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Details about OS, RAM and processor

In the system information window, click on “System Summary” to view details of the OS, processor, RAM and other basic configurations.

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Laptop Model, name and Windows edition

You can also find basic information such as the laptop model, its name and Windows edition by right-clicking on the “Computer” folder and selecting “Properties”.

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Sub-Category

For more detailed information, double click on the categories such as hardware resources, components, software environment, in the system information window to view the sub-categories.

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Drive Information

To view detailed information about a sub-category such as a disk drive, ports and modem, you will need to select them to view details such as the name of the resources, device and its status.

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Components

In the system information window, double click on “Components” and select a hardware device. Here, you can view details about its name, manufacturer, location of the driver and other information.

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Specific Information

If you wish to search for some specific details about your computer, go to the System Information window and then type the relevant search term in the ‘Find what” field and then click "Find".

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Motherboard

You can use third-party applications like CPU-Z or SiSoftware Sandra to find out about the make and model of the motherboard as you cannot find it directly from the system.

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